If you were holding out hope for a miracle that would keep “Better Off Ted” on the air, its time to give up. One of the show’s star, Andrea Anders has landed the female lead opposite Matthew Perry on ABC’s comedy pilot “Mr. Sunshine.” You may remember Anders also starred in the short-lived Joey with Matthew’s Friends’ co-star Matt LeBlanc.
The single-camera “Mr. Sunshine,”also stars Nate Torrence. Perry plays Ben, “the manager of an aging San Diego stadium who realizes on his 40th birthday that he can no longer get by on just his charming, noncommittal ways.” Anders will play “the cute and tomboyish Alice, who is in a friends-with-benefits relationship with Ben.”
In other casting news, “Desperate Housewives'” Jesse Metcalfe has also been tapped to co-star in NBC’s drama pilot “Chase.” Producer Jerry Bruckheimer, centers on a high-priority fugitive apprehension team in South Texas. Metcalfe will play a Marshal from D.C. who is assigned to the team.
Matt Jones has also landed a lead opposite Gary Cole on TBS’ pilot “Uncle Nigel,” which centers on Nigel Wells (Cole), “a veteran Philadelphia homicide detective who takes on his inexperienced, incompetent nephew (Jones) as a partner.”
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